Couples Alcohol And Drug Rehab Programs For Residents Of Los Alamitos

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Couples who use drugs or alcohol together may need extra help when deciding to rehabilitate, because it can become complicated when relationships are involved. Even if both partners are committed to the relationship, a prolonged use of drugs or alcohol can damage trust, communication and intimacy. The longer the drug use continues, the more difficult it becomes to work on the underlying issues, because an emotional distance can show up, which can become a cycle of more drug use and dependency.

 At Muse Treatment, we can help you and your partner get sober together, while working on renewing and strengthening your relationship. We use a combination of behavioral therapy, counselling, and other programs to give you and your partner the life skills you will need to function in a healthy way together without the use of drugs or alcohol.

Sometimes if a couple is using drugs or alcohol together for a long period of time it becomes the only activity they enjoy doing together. They may depend on being high or drunk to express their feelings, talk about the relationship, or enjoy physical intimacy.

Addiction can cause issues in a relationship like fighting or domestic violence, money trouble, boundaries being crossed, neglect of daily responsibilities like childcare or housework, and isolation from social networks.

Couples therapy can help you avoid further damage to your relationship, financial losses, emotional distance, declining physical and mental health, and a cycle of more substance abuse. At Muse Addiction Treatment Center, we offer a program that is created to rehabilitate couples from drugs and alcohol together.

Benefits of Couples Rehab

Getting treatment for a drug or alcohol dependency together in a residential rehab program is beneficial for many reasons. You can repair the emotional distance drug use has caused, and at Muse Treatment, we will tailor a plan to fit your needs as individuals and as a couple.

In couples rehab you can learn to support your partner, even if they relapse. You can learn about triggers, enablement, health issues, and psychological changes caused by addiction. You will learn to keep expectations reasonable, and that progress takes time.

You will learn not to enable your partner. Some enabling behaviors include:

  • Buying them drugs or alcohol, and taking drugs with them
  • Blaming others, making excuses for them, or ignoring their behavior
  • Taking over their responsibilities as they spend more time using drugs or alcohol
  • Lending them money, allowing them to steal from you or exploit you financially
  • Interfering with law enforcement or helping them lie to their boss or other authority figures
  • Allowing them to bend set rules or break boundaries “just this once” without consequences

You will work on yourself at Muse Treatment as well, gaining tools to manage life outside of rehab, like self-management, vocational skills, hygiene, diet planning, contingency management and healthy coping skills. There is also the option to attend our evidence-based support groups, like a SMART recovery group or a 12-step program.

 Some other benefits to attending couples rehab include:

  • A lower chance of separation and divorce
  • A higher level of relationship satisfaction
  • A newfound respect for your partner, and relationship growth as you rehabilitate together
  • Learning how to best help your partner if they are struggling
  • A higher chance of abstaining from drugs for the long-term


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Why Choose Muse for Spousal or Partner Rehab?

Muse has peaceful surroundings and is located near beaches and mountains. We regularly go off-campus on hiking or surfing excursions. The rooms are not hospital rooms. They are nice, with full-sized beds and TVs, and we have an on-site chef who can accommodate any special dietary needs.

When you first detox from drugs and alcohol, you may require extra help, as withdrawal symptoms can escalate to become extremely uncomfortable or dangerous. At Muse Treatment we offer a medically assisted therapy for detoxing, in which prescription medications are given to help you get through it. Our staff is welcoming and professional, and many of them are in recovery themselves. They are well-versed in trauma-informed methodologies, and truly care about helping you.

Muse creates our detox and rehab programs specifically for each of our patients, to get to the underlying cause of addiction. This may include using dual diagnosis treatments to treat co-occurring issues, and involves counseling, and behavioral therapy. Some of the options for treatment at Muse include:

  • 12-Step Groups
  • SMART Recovery Groups
  • One-on-one talk therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family Therapy

We also offer vocational training to help you get back into the workforce, and life-skills training to improve your ability to live on your own without being dependent on others. We are pet-friendly, and community oriented. No matter what your situation is, we will work with you to get you the help you need to get you to a place of long-lasting recovery.

After inpatient rehab, you will be encouraged to take all the time you need in aftercare treatment. You can join our outpatient programs, and become part of our alumni group. We can provide referrals to trusted sober living homes if you and your partner feel you need to move into a more structured environment directly following rehab.

Our couples rehab can help you and your partner gain a healthier, and substance-free relationship. Alongside substance abuse therapies and counselling, in couples therapy you will work on the health of your relationship, gaining tools to focus on getting sober together, and to strengthen your relationship. 

Couples rehab at Muse provides a positive framework for life after treatment, and gives you both opportunities to grow and change as individuals and as a couple. Contact us to learn more about our payment options, programs, or if you have any questions. We are here to help you.


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